Since celebrating Poppy’s 2 years home with a photo shoot, I’ve been taking my kids out – one by one – to capture them this summer. Given, it’s almost fall now, but I’m not one to let a technicality stop me. Sophie’s photos are here and Isabelle’s are here. Just a few more to go. Okie-dokie. Back to Dalton. When… Read More
… this teeny-tiny baby dog makes me smile. Big. P.S. This infatuation is preposterous. The kids are even worse than me. And my husband is the worst of all. Send help fast.
About a month ago, I started looking for a dog. Companion for me. Friend for Seamus. Playmate for our kiddos. Our beloved 15 year old Jack Russell passed away in March and, for the first time since then, I felt ready to have another dog. Enter Noah. An almost three year old boston terrier who’d had a bit of a… Read More
He is here. I did everything I could to prepare – read Cesar Millan at breakneck speed, prepped his kennel, bought special dog food, picked out a few toys – but it turns out, I just wasn’t ready. I wasn’t ready for the cuteness. He’s like a teeny tiny baby dog. Everything in miniature… 22 pounds of ridiculousness. The kids… Read More
Yes. Our family is growing again. By one positively adorable 22-pound dark haired boy. Who is one month shy of turning three and has been waiting for a family to call his very own for many months. The kids are flipping out, constantly asking questions… “Mom, when will he be here?” “Can he sleep with me?” “Can I take him… Read More
Yesterday was Velvet’s last day. She’d started out the week okay, eating occasional bits of steak and eggs, and a slice of American cheese, her all-time favorite treat, when she felt like it. But yesterday was bad. Not eating. Not drinking. Vomiting. The realization came suddenly, late in the afternoon. I knew it was time. Unfortunately, that didn’t make the… Read More
One of the hardest Sunday Snapshots I’ve ever had to do. But I wanted to capture her, just as she is, at the very end. Most of my kids are too young to remember her much beyond a cranky, old, bad-breathed dog. And for that, my heart breaks. Because she truly is so much more. Under all that hair and… Read More
the heat, that is. It’s outrageously hot here. And we are soooo not used to it. We have no A/C, you see. Because the average temperature, even in the heat of the summer, is around 83 degrees in our neck of the woods. For this day of year, the average is 72 degrees. The record? Is 91. And today, it’s… Read More